Blotter: May 7

Julian Gerez, Assistant City Editor

Graffiti found on CTA property

Someone spray painted several symbols and phrases on a wall owned by the Chicago Transit Authority near Northwestern on Monday afternoon.

Graffiti written in blue and black with phrases including “sleep is the cousin of death” and “I never sleep” were painted onto a wall by the Noyes Street CTA station, 901 Noyes St., police said.

The graffiti does not appear to be gang related, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said.

New CTA cameras installed starting in May 2011 have led to a greater number of graffiti arrests. However, the area where the incident occurred does not appear to be covered by video evidence, Parrott added.

(New CTA cameras have led to greater number of graffiti arrests)

Someone made two small-sized holes in a window of a residence

Someone made two small holes in a window of a residence near Evanston Township High School on Monday evening.

A 30-year-old Evanston man heard a cracking sound and noticed two holes in the front window of his home in the 1800 block of Lake Street, police said.

No foreign objects were found by the window, and there does not appear to be any indication that the holes were made by gunshots, Parrott said.

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